The work culture of the OE developers, frequenting IRC and mailing lists, is vastly different from that of the pdaXrom developers, who gravitate around OESF Forums. I gathered the following OE related links to keep them handy.
The version control system monotone, used by OE, in the debian etch distribution is out-of-date. This requires a local build of monotone version 0.33. Monotone needs the dev support of boost and zlib.
apt-get install libboost-date-time-dev
apt-get install libboost-filesystem-dev
apt-get install libboost-regex-dev
apt-get install libboost-test-dev
apt-get install libboost-dev
apt-get install zlib1g-dev
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b
dpkg -i ../monotone-0.33-i386.deb
The OE.mtn snapshot from openembdded was built with an older version 0.32 of monotone. In order to use the new schema in monotone 0.33
mtn -d OE.mtn db migrate
In bitbake conf qemu-native is assumed, so
apt-get install qemu
was successful. now I’m ready for something interesting.